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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Concern about worse Leukemia outcomes in young adults


June 5, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — Cure rates of childhood leukemia are one of cancer’s best success stories, but when the disease strikes in adolescence or young adulthood, the outcomes are not quite as good. This inferior outcome in adolescents and young adults (AYA), aged 16 to 30 years, has long been suspected from historic […]

Taking a Family History of cancer: We Can Do Better


June 7, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — Family history can be important in establishing risk for primary and secondary cancer and identifying people who might be candidates for genetic counseling and testing. According to data presented here at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), community oncologists are better at documenting […]

Bendamustine and Rituximab combo shines in Indolent Lymphoma


June 3, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — New long-term results from a German trial of patients with indolent and slow-growing lymphoma confirm that a simpler 2-drug combination can be used in these patients instead of a more aggressive chemotherapy approach. These updated results should now “be strong enough to change clinical practice,” said lead researcher Mathias […]

Lack of awareness of Late Drug Effects in cancer survivors


May 17, 2012 — With so many cancer patients now surviving and returning to primary care for their long-term medical care, there is an urgent need to raise awareness among primary care physicians (PCP) about the long-term adverse effects from chemotherapy. A new study shows that very few PCPs were able to correctly identify the […]

IDSA issues diabetic foot infection management guidelines


Today I opened my mailbox and found there were 110+ new mails unreaded. I found this mail about Diabetes Foot and posted it here. For diabetes patient with foot we should pay attention to follows: PS: I haven’t see diabetes patients in person and I’d like to. Pharmacists should play an important role in the […]